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Hetchins Brilliant - 1936

Owned by: Keith Hellon

Brilliant 36 1


Frame Hetchins Brilliant 1936; frame no.79922;  seat tube 21"; top tube 22"; wheelbase 40½"; dark green and chrome.
Wheels Dunlop Lightweight steel 26 x 1¼" rims with Bayliss Wiley front hub
Chainset Chater Lea 2-arm cranks with 48T Chater ring
Pedals Chater Lea 'tommy bar' 
Gears Sturmey Archer 2-speed TF fixed gear with top tube lever and 18T sprocket
Brakes Bowden Super Sport
Stem/Bars Highgate 'Shallow' on 2" steel stem
Headset Headclip
Saddle Brooks B17 Narrow
Extra details Alloy guards.   I bought the frame a couple of years ago from a man in London. It
was freshly painted green but during shipment it accumulated a couple of chips.  I had my neighbor scuff the paint and re paint it the same color.  I also had him do the box lining. 

Brilliant 36 2
Detail showing finish achieved by Keith including box-lining done by his neighbour
Brilliant 36 3
Detail showing TF 2-speed fixed gear and 'Tommy Bar' fitting hole in the Chater Lea pedals

Brilliant 36 4
Detail showing 'Vibrant' rear triangle, Hetchins sculpted rear ends and view of pedal fixing hole
Brilliant 36 5
Closer detail of finish, alloy guards, chrome fork and Bowden 'Super Sport' stirrup